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The Western New York Chapter maintains regular contact with healthcare professionals and providers in the region. Our goal is the same as yours: to improve the care and quality of life for those impacted by Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

Your office can provide direct referrals to the Alzheimer's Association for your patients. Please call our local staff at (716) 626-0600 ext. 313 to discuss the process.

The Alzheimer's Association offers a number of resources for healthcare professionals, including a mobile app, free CME programs, dementia care planning tools and more. Visit our professionals portal to learn more. 

Virtual Dementia Education Series

This series has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Register for one or more programs by visiting the links below or calling 800.272.3900.

Wednesday, September 20, 12 p.m.
Alzheimer's Research Update: Diagnosis, Treatment & Risk Reduction

Presented by Percy Griffin, PhD, Director, Scientific Engagement, Alzheimer’s Association
Join us to discover how advances in dementia science are leading to strides in prevention, detection, diagnostics, and therapeutic interventions.

Tuesday, October 17, 12 p.m.
Palliative Care & Dementia

Presented by Emily Chai, MD, Vice-Chair for Inpatient Services in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
In this session, we will discuss how palliative care focuses on managing potential symptoms like agitation, confusion, and pain, while also helping patients and families navigate the challenges of disease and make informed decisions about care options.

Wednesday, November 8, 12 p.m.
TBI, Aging & Dementia

Presented by Ronald Fernández, RRDS, LMHC, CRC/RETD, Director, Headway of WNY 
We’ll explore the physical and cognitive challenges faced by individuals living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) as they age, including an increased risk for dementia. Early and ongoing care planning is crucial in helping survivors of TBI continue to live away from institutional settings.

Thursday, December 7, 12 p.m.
Frontotemporal Dementia: Review of Differential Diagnoses & When to Refer

Presented by Jessica J. Englert, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Founder, Buffalo Behavioral Psychology, PC
The diagnostic criteria for FTD include neuroanatomical, cognitive, behavioral and functional changes. We’ll discuss what differentiates FTD from other dementias or psychological diagnoses and when it’s appropriate to refer patients for neurological and neuropsychological evaluations.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint
providership of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Rochester/Finger Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (1.00 per session). Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

New York State Social Work Continuing Education
The University of Rochester Medical Center, Center for Experiential Learning is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0005. Each session has been approved for 1.00 contact hours.

This project is sponsored by the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program #U1QHP28738.